Academic Position

Job Description & Qualification

We welcome applications for full-time appointments at any of the following levels:
Professor: This tenured position is for outstanding academics with an international reputation as leaders in their fields in both research and education.

Associate Professor: This tenured position is for mid-level academics who have demonstrated sustained excellence in both research and education.

Assistant Professor: This entry-level position is normally for a four-year period (which may be extended) and where the appointee is placed on the tenure track. Candidates should be academically strong and are generally expected to have a doctorate in law or another discipline. Candidates must also demonstrate potential for excellence as educators and researchers. Candidates with minimal or no experience in academia should consider instead the Sheridan Fellowship: see the details here.

NUS Law seeks excellence through the diversity of our faculty. We encourage applications by individuals who embody and embrace these values.
NUS Law values scholarship employing a wide range of methodologies and in any field of law. Subject areas of particular interest, however, include the following:
• Law and Technology
• Intellectual Property Law
• Evidence
• Asian Legal Systems
• Property (Land Law)
• Equity and Trusts
• Maritime Law
• Public Health Law and Bioethics

NUS offers a highly competitive salary in addition to annual leave, medical and other benefits.

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted in English and the completed dossier* should be addressed to:
The Secretary
Faculty Search Committee
Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776

Applications may also be sent by fax to (65) 6779 0979 or by email to All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Applicants must complete the NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applications, which is to be submitted together with the application. Candidates who are short-listed can be expected to attend a campus interview.

*The applicant's dossier should include the following:
1 Curriculum Vitae
a Academic History:
• Degrees obtained;
• Scholarships and awards;
• Post-doctoral training;
• Other study and research opportunities
b Employment History: List all academic and non-academic positions held
c Public and professional service.
d Honours and awards, including major invited addresses, elected membership in professional and learned societies, etc.
e Other relevant information.

2 A statement (maximum of 3 pages) of education philosophy and methodology. Applicants should attach evaluations on education from faculty members or students of the applicant's current institution, where applicable.

3 A statement (maximum of 3 pages) of major accomplishments in research, citing up to five (5) significant publications and explaining their significance. Please provide copies of up to three (3) of these contributions (in the case of books, reviews should be provided). For junior appointments, please provide transcripts of coursework leading to the highest degree(s) attained.

4 A complete list of publications, including page number ranges.

5 A list of at least three referees and their addresses/contact emails. A one-page biography of each referee must be included. For applicants for appointment to Associate Professor or Professor with tenure, a list of six (6) external reviewers, their mailing and email addresses and one-page biography must be provided. The applicant’s relationship to the reviewer (if any) must be indicated.

Applications close on 30 November 2022.

About the Organization

General Information on NUS Faculty of Law (NUS Law)

Consistently ranked as the leading law school in Asia and one of the very best in the world, the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law (‘NUS Law’) is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues confronting our interconnected world. The law school has more than 60 academic staff members from all over the world and more than 1200 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges. Now, more than ever, the world needs innovative ideas to help shape a better future. By continuing to hire new talent, NUS is investing in the next generation of scholars to help them realise their full potential for a better post-Covid-19 world. During the pandemic, Singapore has prioritized the safety and well-being of all its residents. At the same time, it has sought to sustain individuals’ livelihoods and long-term economic growth. NUS’s commitment to long-term growth parallels that strategy.
Apart from the LL.B. and J.D. programmes, NUS Law also offers double–degree programmes in law and business, law and economics, law and life sciences, law and accountancy, and a concurrent degree programme in law and public policy (with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy). It has a vibrant postgraduate community of students working towards the LL.M. (with or without specialisation) and Ph.D. degrees. The research culture is strengthened by multiple centres of excellence and strong funding for a broad spectrum of legal scholarship.

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Job ID

ID: J11555